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Rose and Finn’s adventure takes them to, among other places, another Johnson innovation: a glittering casino city called Canto Bight, “a Star Wars Monte Carlo–type environment, a little James Bond–ish, a little To Catch a Thief,” the director said. “It was an interesting challenge, portraying luxury and wealth in this universe.” So much of the Star Wars aesthetic is rooted in sandy desolation and scrapyard blight; it appealed to Johnson to carve out a corner of the galaxy that is the complete opposite. “I was thinking, O.K., let’s go ultra-glamour. Let’s create a playground, basically, for rich assholes,” he said.

Canto Bight is also where viewers will get their multi-species fix of gnarled aliens and other grotesque creatures, a comic-relief staple of Star Wars movies since Luke Skywalker first met Han Solo amid the cankerous and snouty inhabitants of the Mos Eisley cantina. The Last Jedi is dark enough as it is, so Johnson has made a point of infusing the movie with levity. “I didn’t want this to be a dirge, a heavy-osity movie,” he said. “So one thing I’ve tried really hard to do is keep the humor in there, to maintain the feeling, amid all the heavy operatic moments, that you’re on a fun ride.” [x]

What I Know about TLJ
  • There is a space ball/gala ???
    • Canto Bight casino?
      • Casino city/planet?
  • A giant horse thing?
  • Space puffins??
  • Rose Tico is a mechanic and spends her time on a mission behind enemy lines with Finn
  • Leia slaps Poe
  • Finn starts in a bacta suit
  • Rey trains with Luke
    • training element but not exactly what you expect?
  • Benicio Del Toro is a shady character whose name is DJ (for a clear reason later on)
    • He is DJ at the ball??????
  • Laura Dern plays Admiral Holdo of the resistance (and appears to be in Gala attire but I could be wrong) 
  • Rose has a sister (possibly) named Paige who spends time with Poe
    • She’s a gunner and an xwing pilot
  • Kylo flies an X-Wing
  • Kylo has a scar and so does Finn
  • All the characters story arcs are more devastating
    • Rian Johnson literally made a list of what would fuck up the characters
      • Luke was at the top of the list?
  • Luke is the front of this movie like Han was Ep 7
  • Luke lives on Ach-To, the island with the jedi temple with a caretaker race
    • Listen, im not saying space puffins but space puffins
  • THE MOVIE SHIFTS IN THE COMPLETE OPPOSITE OF WHAT YOU EXPECT FROM EPISODE SEVEN

Rian Johnson has a way with symbolism and foreshadowing so definitely pay attention to that because I bet a lot of money on something briefly mentioned in passing at the beginning of the movie to take names at the end. 

Rose and Finn’s adventure takes them to, among other places, a glittering casino city called Canto Bight, “a Star Wars Monte Carlo–type environment, a little James Bond–ish, a little To Catch a Thief,” the director said. “It was an interesting challenge, portraying luxury and wealth in this universe.[…] I was thinking, O.K., let’s go ultra-glamour. Let’s create a playground, basically, for rich assholes,” he said.

Can you imagine Rose and Finn dressed to the nines trying to infiltrate the casino to get some information ? They’re both awkward as hell because they aren’t used to fancy clothes and shoes, and they are even less used to rich people’s antics and the way everyone stares at them. Indeed, because they’re drop dead gorgeous, everyone wants to know who they are and seduce them. On the bright side, it allows them to get a lot of information, some patrons being a little too chatty in the hopes of impressing them. On the other hand, getting so much attention is not good for an undercover mission. Aaah, I really need to draw Finn and Rose glamorously dressed like galactic billionaires !

So much of the Star Wars aesthetic is rooted in sandy desolation and scrapyard blight; it appealed to Johnson to carve out a corner of the galaxy that is the complete opposite. “I was thinking, O.K., let’s go ultra-glamour. Let’s create a playground, basically, for rich assholes,” he said.